Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Dulles, VA – July 5, 2016
Limited opportunity at the time so accepted new position. The starting pay was low, but received raises every year even in the down economy. Great benefits for health insurance, if opportunity arose would consider returning.
Sale Associate (Former Employee) – East Windsor, NJ – December 26, 2016
Overall a great work environment.Learned a lot with being with the company. A typical day working at Dressbarn was coming in during your shift. learning about the new floor sets that may or may not have come in yet. Then you basically get out on the floor converse with the customers and try to make a sale.
Discounts, Flexible Hours
30 minutes break, Standing long, Small room for advancements
Positive and uplifting environment with strong customer service
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Logan, UT – December 22, 2016
Dressbarn is a great company to work for. They ensure that their employees come first and by so doing their employees provide the best customer service to their customers. There is a lot of emphasis on learning and communication, and it is important to be able to build relationships. These relationships have truly enriched my life.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Plainfield, IL – December 21, 2016
A great team of women and a good environment to work in. I have learned how to use my skills and knowledge in fashion and transfer it to working directly with customers and leaving them with a great customer experience. As far a pay, it could definitely be better and benefits as well. The management of the district and overall company could be run a bit better with employee benefits and encouragement.
After spending 31 years in restaurant management I was so excited about getting hired at my favorite place to shop. The women who work there are wonderful inside and out (especially the store leader, Lorraine). They have all worked together for a very long time, they all found their "nitsz" in this store, and they truly make a great team. The unfortunate part is that any newly-hired person is going to have a very hard time finding their own "nitsz" because it becomes very clear very quickly that we are there to fill the void. The new person becomes the "work horse" while the others go about doing their thing that they're comfortable doing. One salesperson likes to sensor clothing but doesn't get involved with putting the new clothes up. Another salesperson would rather stand at the register all night long while I ran around putting customers in dressing rooms, putting all of the clothes away, straightening up the department (sometimes both DB and DBW departments) and doing whatever else they wanted me to do. Then there's the salesperson who does only scarves, shoes, and cashiering. There is absolutely no employee development or real training. I worked here two months and never completely learned how to use the register. The only thing I was allowed to do was run around and make their numbers which I got shoved down my throat every day I went in all for $8.50 an hour. Corporate has a "goal" that they want each store to reach everyday and that number will be shown to you as soon as you clock in. There is much corporate greed and the managers are the only ones who get bonuses.more... New employee retention is non-existent as I watched five people quit in a matter of two months. I learned very fast that this wasn't for me. If you accept employment here make sure you negotiate a higher hourly rate than $8.50 an hour.less
Nice co-workers and customers
No employee development, no formal training, very low pay
Cashier- assisteSelina Garcia (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – December 19, 2016
Every work day lead to me meeting new and friendly people. The majority of our customers were much older than I was but would always ask for an honest opinion on their clothes choices. It was nice working with a different age group.
challenging work place, salary is very low for management
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – texas – December 11, 2016
Fortune 100 company, cannot support myself on this salary all sales and management are under paid need to have sales experience, merchandising experience accounting and HR training. Pay is extremely low.
Diverse work schedules
Low salary, long working days manager has no clue what is going on
SENIOR STYLIST (Current Employee) – Mayfield Heights, OH – December 10, 2016
Dressbarn is a company that truly values all of their employees from the bottom to the top. Communication is very open, lots of transparency. I have said before in discussions with my store and district leader, I do not like working in retail, I like working for Dressbarn. This is a whole different way of working in a retail world. Work/life balance is key to them and there is very little turnover.
Dressbarn was a fun fast paced lunge into the ever changing fashion industry, the staff was always cordial and helpful and they cared much about the education of their employees, working around class and study schedules so that we may strive for the better.
Part-Time Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Timonium, MD 21093 – November 9, 2016
There is always something to do. It is never a dull moment. The environment allows a person to grow in their work environment and help build skills for other careers outside of Dressbarn. An employee will gain skills in sales, time management, customer service, employee relations, problem solving, and shipment. These skills can transfer to other areas of life and work.
Full Time Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – November 3, 2016
Has its magic moments. Unfortunately if you want to move into management there is little to no formal training. You must learn as you go by shadowing and in my case, not necessarily by invitation or intention. Co-workers are an enjoyable part of the job, management again, because no formal training program or location existed, appears random / not in any order. Although the company seemed to provide tools for its employees that were helpful such as webinars and conference group calls, the implementation of said was disjointed. District leaders have little or no accountability or so it appears, and there is a good ole "boy" network for sure. It is a female dominated work force. You will learn the basics of retail management. You are also the visual merchandisers of the stores, with publications to direct you each month. Again you learn by shadowing and/or teaching yourself through reading the visual guidelines, and there are an extensive set of those. Lots of politics. As Dressbarn is struggling as a brand, you now feel that pressure.
Co workers are generally pleasant as is work environment.
Training is random, not linear, company is demanding more and more from all.
Store Manager / (Former) Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – November 3, 2016
It's a fun-loving atmosphere You have a great retirement plan for those people who've been working there for 20 years they don't provide much for the newcomers but it's still overall a great company to work for
My coworkers are amazing. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping women find their perfect outfit. A typical day at work is come in, if there are clothes to steam, steam them. Then I wait for shipment. Once shipment comes in, I start on that while helping customers.
Stock Associate (Former Employee) – San Marcos, TX – October 23, 2016
Typically your main focus is building customer confidence, and help make sure they are satisfied with their purchase. Stock doesn't take long to put away and you get to add some of your own personal flare when setting up displays. In addition, management and coworkers are friendly.
I have worked for the company 15yrs. I enjoying the customers . The company is customer service focus. The company is well diverse . There is lots of opportunities for advancement . There are different programs for associates. Very much family business